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Project Editor, Who's Who

Bloomsbury Publishing


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Join the prestigious Bloomsbury Publishing as a Project Editor and shape the future of the iconic Who's Who reference book.


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Bloomsbury Publishing is an independent powerhouse in the publishing world, home to Nobel, Pulitzer, and Booker Prize-winning authors. As the original publisher of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury boasts a rich history and a global presence with offices from London to Sydney. The Academic division of Bloomsbury not only champions its own brand but also a collection of historic imprints, making it an exciting place for literary and academic advancement.

  • Join the Yearbooks department as a Project Editor for the annual reference book Who's Who.
  • Report to the Director of Digital and Reference in the Special Interest division.
  • Manage editorial responsibilities and collaborate with external parties, including advisory panels and digital partner Oxford University Press.
  • Proven experience in managing workflows and content management systems.
  • Insight into current affairs, particularly within British society.
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong written communication skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Flexible hybrid working pattern with 2 days in-office and 3 days home-based (full-time office available).
  • Enjoy 25 days of holiday plus an additional 3.5 days during Christmas.
  • Access to personal benefits such as Wellness Days, Flexible Fridays, and healthcare plans.
  • Participate in a dynamic company culture with various Staff Networks and Mental Health First Aiders.

Apply with a CV and covering letter through the 'APPLY NOW' button. Address it to Human Resources and detail how you meet the role requirements by 22nd March 2024. Bloomsbury may close applications early if the applicant quota is met, so prompt application is advised.

The Company Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.

The Role We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic Project Editor to join the team working on the annual reference book Who's Who. The role is part of the Yearbooks department, and will report to the Director of Digital and Reference for the Special Interest division at Bloomsbury. The role includes some editorial responsibilities, plus dealing with external parties such as advisory panels and our digital partner, Oxford University Press.

Job Requirements Experience of managing workflows and content management systems. Knowledge of current affairs generally and British society in particular. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to juggle a variety of tasks and prioritise effectively. Clear, effective written communication style and a good eye for detail.

Benefits Working Pattern hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Holidays 25 days holiday 3.5 days Christmas company holiday. Other Benefits Two paid Personal Wellness Days, Flexible Fridays, Season Ticket Loan, Share Save Scheme, AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance), In-house Doctor, Eye Care Voucher Scheme, Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources.

Application Details Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 22nd March 2024. Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications.


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